Is Beef Bone Marrow Broth Good for You?

by saeid
(borazjan, bushehr, iran)

Question
Recently mom has invented a new recipe which uses cows bones boiled with water for an hour in pressure cooker and then mixing the fatty water with other things to make a delicious gourmet, so I wanted to know is it any good for me to have such thing in my diet what are pros and cons
thanks in advance

Answer
Beef bone marrow provides protein and calcium together, as long as you boil the bones with an acidified liquid, such as water mixed with lemon juice, wine or vinegar, to help release the calcium from the bone matrix.

The longer a bone broth cooks, the more nutritious and mineral-dense it will become. Bone broths can simmer for up to 72 hours.

The downside to bone marrow broth is that it is high in saturated fat, but you can remove the fat from the broth after the broth has cooled.


Making Beef Marrow Bone Broth
It takes 4 lb. of beef marrow bones, along with 3 to 4 more lb. of rib or neck bones to make about 1 gallon of rich bone broth. Adding 1/2 cup of vinegar or other acidic liquid, such as wine, apple cider, lemon juice or orange juice leaches the calcium and other minerals from the bones faster. It takes eight to 72 hours on a low simmer to extract the maximum amount of minerals and flavor from the beef marrow bones. You may have to add water as the bones boil, to prevent the broth from boiling away. Cool broth and skim fat from the tops.

Here's a link to an article on Livestrong about beef bone marrow broth that will give you more information:

beef bone marrow broth

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Feb 28, 2013
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by: Farmer's wife

My grandparents were from Czechoslovakia and my grama never bought a piece of meat without a bone. She stewed or roasted everything. I have her habits in the kitchen and prepare everything from scratch. We have a dairy farm and raise our own meat, veg., eggs, etc. I feel so grateful to have so much that for 30 years I have cooked the cow bones when we butcher and boil them usually for 2 days then strain and can the rich, rich broth. You can't buy that flavor or nutrition from the store or in a packet. There is nothing on a bullion label that makes you glad you are eating it! This genuine beef broth is like gold to me. I also do most things in moderation so over the years I never listened to the "experts" who say don't eat eggs, oh, wait, yes you can. dont drink coffee, etc. I am comfortable eating what's been around for a long time. I follow my gram's methods and it's good. Six of us and none are fat. Physical work every day and eat normally. All is well.

Mar 12, 2012
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by: saeid

to tell you the truth i just got fascinated to get this good answer such quick so just i cant help to say good job

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